GLENDALE — The following are previews of the area’s upcoming high school football games.
Perhaps even more than its three wins to open the season, the Glendale High football team’s 18-3 loss to Muir on Friday, which remained competitive into the fourth quarter, served as an eye-opener for other teams around the Pacific League that the Nitros’ improvement is genuine.
Coach Jon Dimalante, whose Arcadia squad welcomes Glendale for a 7 p.m. league showdown on Friday, has certainly taken notice.
“I think they’ve made a real strong improvement,” said Dimalante, whose Apaches (2-2, 1-0 in league) blanked the Nitros, 45-0, last season, en route to finishing in a runner-up tie behind Muir in league. “The coaches over there are doing a real nice job, the kids are playing real hard, they’re doing a lot of good things on offense, defense and in the kicking game.